Media headlines about YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. YRC Worldwide earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.7491351020884 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) traded down $0.14 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $9.92. The stock had a trading volume of 1,031,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 941,810. The company has a market capitalization of $337.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of -28.34 and a beta of 3.86. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.26. YRC Worldwide has a 52 week low of $7.36 and a 52 week high of $17.61.

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The transportation company reported ($0.23) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.03 by ($0.26). The business had revenue of $1.21 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.22 billion. YRC Worldwide had a negative net margin of 0.22% and a negative return on equity of 1.26%. The business’s revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.23) earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that YRC Worldwide will post 1.3 earnings per share for the current year.

YRCW has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub raised YRC Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of YRC Worldwide in a report on Friday, February 2nd. ValuEngine lowered YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Stephens reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of YRC Worldwide in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.00.

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About YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers its customers a range of transportation services. The Company operates through two segments: YRC Freight and Regional Transportation. The Company has less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities.

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